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Welcome to Ridgeway ...

The town of Ridgeway is located in Fairfield County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ridgeway has a population of 284 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Ridgeway.

Ridgeway is 620 feet [189 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Ridgeway lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Ridgeway lies within the (803) area code.

The ZIP code for Ridgeway: 29130<4>

Websites for Ridgeway ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.fairfieldchamber.org/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Ridgeway, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ridgeway had an population of 284 people. This is a decrease of 10.97% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 13.41% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ridgeway had a population of 319 people. This makes Ridgeway the county's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 319 people, the population of Ridgeway decreased 2.74% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 328 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Ridgeway.

Communities Also Named Ridgeway ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 36 communities that are also named Ridgeway - they are located in Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia (3), Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Maryland (2), Michigan (2), Minnesota, Missouri (2), Montana, New Jersey, New York (2), North Carolina, Ohio (3), Ontario, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia (3), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ridgeway.

Communities near Ridgeway ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ridgeway.

  • Irmo [Lexington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irmo
    • Irmo [Lexington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Ridgeway
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,734 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irmo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irmo<6>
  • Forest Acres [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Acres
    • Forest Acres [Richland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Ridgeway
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,269 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Acres
  • Blythewood [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blythewood
    • Blythewood [Richland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Ridgeway
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,531 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blythewood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blythewood<6>
  • Winnsboro [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winnsboro
    • Winnsboro [Fairfield County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Ridgeway
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,130 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winnsboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winnsboro<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Great Falls [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Great Falls
      • Great Falls [Chester County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Ridgeway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,872 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Great Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Great Falls<6>
    • Elgin [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elgin
      • Elgin [Kershaw County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Ridgeway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,585 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elgin<6>
    • Arcadia Lakes [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcadia Lakes
      • Arcadia Lakes [Richland County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Ridgeway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 874 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcadia Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcadia Lakes
    • Jenkinsville [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jenkinsville
      • Jenkinsville [Fairfield County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Ridgeway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jenkinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jenkinsville<6>
    • Winnsboro Mills [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winnsboro Mills
      • Winnsboro Mills [Fairfield County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Ridgeway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winnsboro Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winnsboro Mills
    • Rion [Fairfield County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ridgeway. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ridgeway.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ridgeway. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ridgeway.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ridgeway. See our Newspapers Page for Ridgeway.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ridgeway ...

Looking for more information about Ridgeway? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Ridgeway, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ridgeway.

Adding Ridgeway to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ridgeway in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Ridgeway was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Ridgeway on a map titled Rand McNally Map of South Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Ridgeway on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in South Carolina

About Fairfield County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ridgeway. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Fairfield, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ridgeway.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ridgeway - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Ridgeway). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ridgeway or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ridgeway) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ridgeway. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RidgewayOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridgeway. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3051, Longitude: -80.9575    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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